Aureus with bust of Crispina, struck under Commodus

Roman
Imperial Period
about A.D. 180–182


Mint: Rome

Dimensions

Diameter: 19.5 mm. Weight: 6.13 gm. Die Axis: 12

Accession Number

1970.6

Medium or Technique

Gold

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Coins

Obverse: Bust of Crispina, right, draped.
CRISPINA AVGVSTA
Reverse: Venus seated left, vertical scepter in left hand, Victory on right hand. Victory holds open wreath in both hands. Below seat, dove to left.
VEN VSF ELIX

Provenance

By date unknown: with Robert E. Hecht, Jr.; January 14, 1970: purchased by MFA from Robert E. Hecht, Jr.

Credit Line

Theodora Wilbour Fund in memory of Zoë Wilbour